Special Selection is back. That’s seemingly all that anyone wanted to talk about in the Miami Cigar & Co. booth. That being said, that happened nearly two months ago, but there’s not a brand-new product from Miami Cigar & Co. this year, instead, a product from last year and another cigar being brought back.

As for the booth, it’s the same as it’s been for a number of years, split between the brands that Miami Cigar & Co. distributes—La Aurora, Toscano and a guest appearance from Barrel Aged by Karl Malone—along with Miami’s own brands: Nestor Miranda and Tatiana. It’s also a great place for a coffee, or a beer, or rum—or all three.

Don Lino Africa

Don Lino is back. Perhaps more notably, Don Lino is now being made by A.J. Fernández. I believe this is the first time that A.J. Fernández is making a cigar for Miami Cigar & Co.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano 2000)
  • Binder: Cameroon
  • Filler: Dominican Republic (Piloto) & Nicaragua (Estelí, Jalapa & Ometepe)
  • Don Lino Africa Duma (5 x 50) — $9 (Box of 20, $180)
  • Don Lino Africa Kifaru (6 1/4 x 52) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • Don Lino Africa Punda Milia (5 1/2 x 54) — $10 (Box of 20, $200)
  • Don Lino Africa Tembo (6 x 60) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • Don Lino Africa Kudu (4 x 44) — $5.98 (Box of 20, $119.60)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: September 2019

Tatiana Classic Harvest Moon

This isn’t new—it was displayed last year—but it never shipped. It’s a pumpkin spice infusion and while many of our readers will find that to be less than appealing, it will probably outsell 90 percent of the cigars that debuted at the trade show.

Of note, the boxes are going to ship with that warning label. It’s currently not required, though Miami Cigar & Co. just made the boxes with the label and are going to keep it on there rather than change the packaging.

  • Wrapper: Dominican Republic
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Tatiana Classic Harvest Moon (6 x 44) — $4.64 (Boxes of 25, $116)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: July 2019

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.